Dynamic Positioning Induction

Course Section List

Start DateEnd DateHoursLocationCostRegister
01 May 202305 May 202333Marine Institute Ridge Road$2800.00
15 May 202319 May 202333Marine Institute Ridge Road$2800.00

Certificate Awarded

Certificate of Participation*


Minimum qualification is set at STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck, Regulation III/1 - III/2 - III/3 Engine and III/6 for ETOs.
STCW Definition
II/1 Deck - Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships 500 GT or more
II/2 Deck - Master and chief mate on ships of 500 GT or more.
II/3 Deck - Officers in charge of a navigational watch and masters on ships of less than 500 GT.
III/1 Engine - Officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine room.
III/2 Engine - Chief engineer officers and 2nd engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more.
III/3 Engine - Chief engineer officers and 2nd engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3,000 kW propulsion power.
III/6 ETO -  Electro - Technical Officer.
Alternate appropriate Marine Vocational Qualifications (MVQ) will be considered on a case by case basis by the Nautical Institute.  The Nautical Institute defines a MVQ as a no-STCW Certificate of Competency issued by a white list Maritime Administration for use in the administration's local waters only.
Cadets enrolled in a regulated training program may apply for Dynamic Positioning Induction Training but must supply a signed letter from their respective school stating they are currently enrolled and in good academic standing.
You will be required to present your Certificate of Competence to the instructor before commencing the course. You will also need two (2) passport photos and your passport number.
At the end of the course, all candidates will be required to complete an online theory based examination administered by the Nautical Institute. The exam must be passed before receiving a stamp in the Nautical Institute Logbook for successful course completion.


Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and a practical understanding of Dynamic Positioning (DP). The concepts taught will form the basis for further studies in dynamic positioning.    

Course Outline

1.0 Dynamic Positioning

2.0 Dynamic Positioning Principles

3.0 Dynamic Positioning Applications

4.0 Sensors

5.0 Coordinate Systems

6.0 Position Reference Systems (PRS)

7.0 Propulsion Systems

8.0 Power Systems

9.0 Dynamic Positioning Modes

10.0 Dynamic Positioning Operations

11.0 Documentation, Guidance and Regulation

12.0 Practical Operation of a Dynamic Positioning System


ATTENTION: Your acceptance notification will be E-mailed to the E-mail account you provide during the registration process. Please remember to check your Junk E-mail folder for any communications that may have been filtered to that location.

Minimum class sizes are required to deliver courses, should these minimums not be achieved classes could be postponed or rescheduled.